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Basia Bulat

Canadian singer/songwriter Basia Bulat became one of the indie world's most talked about newcomers with the release of her first full-length album, 2007's Oh, My Darling. Originally from Toronto, Bulat later resettled in the quieter community of London, Ontario, where she recorded a self-released EP in 2005. Her rich, expressive voice proved to be the ideal vehicle for her songs, which dealt with love and life with a combination of sadness and wonder, and her melodies were bolstered by a band that incorporated strings and keyboards along with the traditional drums and guitar. In 2006, producer Howard Bilerman -- best known for his work with the Arcade Fire -- took Bulat and her band into the studio to record her first full-length album; the result, Oh, My Darling, caught the ear of the esteemed U.K. label Rough Trade, which signed Bulat and released the disc in the spring of 2007, before she had a deal in Canada or the United States. British reviews for Oh, My Darling were enthusiastic, and a tour of England and Europe impressed critics and fans alike. The Canadian independent label Hardwood Records (home to noted singer/songwriter Hayden) signed Bulat in the summer of 2007 and released Oh, My Darling the following fall. The album fared well in Bulat's homeland, where it was short-listed for Canada's Polaris Music Prize (an honor it lost to Caribou) and encouraged Bulat to continue touring. She remained on the road for several years, playing a slew of international dates while compiling material for her next album. Heart of My Own arrived in early 2010. Her home country began to recognize her as a national treasure, inviting her to participate in two sacred Canadian events: an appearance on Hockey Night in Canada in December of 2011, and in mid-2012, singing the national anthem at an Ottawa Senators baseball game. In October of 2013, Bulat issued her third album, Tall Tall Shadow, her first offering for Secret City Records. After writing a new batch of songs inspired by a romance gone sour, Bulat recorded her fourth full-length album, Good Advice, in Kentucky with Jim James of My Morning Jacket producing the sessions; the album was released in February 2016. ~ Mark Deming
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  1.   Song
  2.   In the Night
  3.   I Was a Daughter
  4.   Before I Knew
  5.   Run
  6.   Sugar and Spice
  7.   Heart of My Own
  8.   Fool
  9.   I'm Forgetting Everyone
  10.   Gold Rush
  11.   Little One
  12.   Snakes and Ladders
  13.   La La Lie
  14.   Someone
  15.   Why Can't It Be Mine
  16.   The Pilgriming Vine
  17.   A Secret
  18.   December
  19.   Walk You Down
  20.   Little Waltz
  21.   Time
  22.   It Can't Be You
  23.   The Shore
  24.   Once More, for the Dollhouse
  25.   La-Da-Da
  26.   Someday Soon
  27.   Good Advice
  28.   Wires
  29.   Birds of Paradise
  30.   If It Rains
  31.   Oh, My Darling
  32.   From Now On
  33.   Promise Not to Think About Love
  34.   Paris or Amsterdam
  35.   Let Me In
  36.   Go On
  37.   Infamous
  38.   Sparrow
  39.   Long Goodbye
  40.   In the Name Of
  41.   Tall Tall Shadow
  42.   The City with No Rivers
  43.   The Garden
  44.   If Only You
  45.   Five, Four
  46.   Never Let Me Go

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